A visit from Joe Biden

Today, former vice president Joe Biden, a champion of ending violence against of women, is coming to Rutgers University to discuss the It’s On Us campaign. Created during the Obama administration, this movement calls on college campuses to take a stand against sexual assault and domestic violence crimes committed on campus. During the 30th anniversary … Continue reading A visit from Joe Biden

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Survivors on Capitol Hill

Last week I attended NCADV’s Take A Stand event in Washington D.C. This event included a reception at the Press Club and a lobby day on Capitol Hill. For 2 days, I took a break from cells, experiments, and fellowship applications to fight for something I care about, and met some inspiring and amazing people … Continue reading Survivors on Capitol Hill

Take A Stand

Tomorrow I will be attending Take A Stand in Washington D.C., an event sponsored by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). This event marks the 30th anniversary of domestic violence awareness month and is meant to spread awareness about domestic violence and lobby for change. To say that this event holds a great deal … Continue reading Take A Stand

Until it happens to you

Life after abuse brings many obstacles and challenges. Unfortunately, one of the most difficult things after abuse is dealing with the reactions of those you confide in. Whether you wish to confide in a few select people or you decide to confide in everyone you know, anticipating someone’s response can be terrifying. It is impossible … Continue reading Until it happens to you